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Scheduled to open in Downtown Nashville early September 2020, the National Museum of African American Music will encourage visitors to discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music.

National Museum Of African American Music

As one of the first classic major attractions of US tourism, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee is opening and offering tours again from Thursday 21st May.

Graceland, Memphis

In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, a young Muhammad Ali, then called Cassius Clay, defeated three-time European boxing champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski and returned to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky with a Gold Medal.

Although history is on hold this year with the 2020 Kentucky Derby rescheduled for 5th September instead, let's still give a nod to the ‘most exciting two minutes in sport’, and it will give us all something fun to do at home!

Kentucky Derby At Home

The roads to the USA might be closed for the time being, but our friends in Memphis have found a way to come to you – and they’re bringing presents!

As you can’t hang out in Memphis in person, you can join their weekly dance parties instead, with a different theme each week.

Memphis Dance Parties

Home alone and craving outdoor adventure? The Alabama Tourism Department will be dedicating 2020 “The Alabama Year of Natural Wonders” which launched on Earth Day, 22 April 2020.

Alabama Natural Wonder - Mount Cheaha

This weekend's planned Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi, may be on hiatus till next year due to Covid-19, but fans from around the world can now enjoy a day long online celebration in its place. It's going to be great!
 
Juke Joint Festival - LIVE!
 

How about a nice read to amp up your taste for Kentucky bourbon? Along the way you’ll learn about unwavering bourbon-making genes and the undeniable influence of the Beam family, their Christmas parties must be legendary!

Beam Family, Earl Beam courtesy of Heaven Hill Distillery

The Ultimate Music Road Trip in Deep South USA

Deep South USA is the birthplace of practically all popular music. Blues, soul, country, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll were born here, just like Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Sam Cooke and Justin Timberlake.

Aretha Franklin - Deep South USA Music Trip

 

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